Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Change is in the Air

I love Spring...don't you? Today I saw 5 squirrels all standing eating nuts, it was so cute! There are little animals everywhere and the flowers bloom and the birds chirp and some days are just lovely. Until you get to work and forget about what a beautiful day it is outside....hehe.

Sooo...this week I've had some decisions to make. Well, maybe I should say we (as Charlie is also a part of the parenting team) but his contribution was, "Whatever you decide is fine with me, babe." And although sometimes I say that drives me crazy, I think it is much better than him insisting on something I despise! Avery has been out of daycare sick and I've had a few options open up. Our regular babysitter is about to be out of school for the summer and offered to keep Avery at our house - but that would only be for a few months and then we'd be back at Square One. My sweet mamaw (formerly known as Gran-gran, who decided she prefers Gigi - I think it's because she knows Avery can say that now - ha!) has offered to move, YES MOVE, until Avery is 4 and she "has to start preschool". Wow, what great family and friends I have! And last, but not least, I have heard about a spot opened at an in home daycare. My cousin (who is 2) goes to Ms. Tina's house and loves it. Avery will only be in a room with 2 other children and she will be allowed to have her bottle and paci (if she needs it). It will also be $160-$200 cheaper each month. So after much thought and prayer, I have decided to go ahead and start her at Ms. Tina's on Monday. So, hopefully this transition will be easier since her cousin will be there and it will be in someone's home and the rules are much more relaxed. Having her regular babysitter at my house and then having Gigi watch her until she is 4, was much more in my comfort zone, but Charlie and I both felt that she needs to be in a social situation before the first day of preschool! So please say a prayer for Avery and Ms. Tina and that they will hit it off on Monday. Tomorrow she has to have booster shots so I'm a little bit dreading that, but Nonna and Poppa are coming for a visit, so I have something to look forward to :)

5 comments:

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

Oh poor baby I cringe just hearing shots.

Curran said...

I know Avery will do great tomorrow with the shots! Addy goes on the 27th! And...the news about the new daycare is just wonderful! Sometimes things just fall into place :)

Bonnie said...

That is great news. I think she will do so much better, with fewer kids. And she needs her paci...

Beth E. said...

Bless her little heart...those ol' shots hurt! I always dreaded when my boys had to have shots. Sometimes they had to have several at once. That just about broke my heart!

Praying that Avery will adjust to in-home daycare. I believe it will help to have someone there that she knows.

Sounds like God took care of all the details for you! Hallelujah!

Blessings...
Beth

Penny said...

Tina's sounds like the best idea right now. She needs to be in a secure environment and fewer kids might be a lot easier for her. I agree with you and Charlie about socializing before pre-k.
She'll be adjusting all over again, so just remember to give her plenty of time. Every time Steph changed daycares, it took Mason about 2 to 3 weeks to stop crying and begin to look forward to going. Stay positive!
That was really sweet of your MaMaw! Aww!
BTW It's so much easier to submit when they tell you it's up to you, huh? =)